Miss Raquel Pearson hails from Dayton, Texas.  She developed an interest in gymnastics coaching while living in Wahpeton, North Dakota.  She coached there at Three Rivers Gymnastics for four years, teaching all levels from parent-tot and preschool to the high school gymnastics team.  Miss Raquel has a good technical eye and excels at teaching developmental level gymnasts sound gymnastics.  Her calm demeanor makes her an ideal instructor for parent-tot and preschool students as well as older students.  Miss Raquel is a favorite among birthday party attendees, receiving rave reviews from parents and kids.  Miss Raquel is a USAG Instructor Member and is a USAG certified instructor.

Meet Other Trainers

Coach Bethaney brings a lifetime of gymnastics to CCG.  Her parents owned a gym and she literally "grew up" in the sport.  Bethaney had her own gymnastics career and competed through Level 8 and then turned to coaching.  She has coached for the past 16 years.  She has coached at Carroll Gymnastics in Maryland, Ocean Tumblers in Virginia, and First City Gymnastics in Pensacola, FL.

Coach Bethaney attended West Virginia University where she competed on both the Rowing and Diving Teams.  She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and went on to complete a Master's Degree in Education. She has taught in both Frederick, Maryland and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Coach Bethaney moved to Morehead City in the summer of 2016 with her husband, Andrew and her black lab, Kolsch.  Bethaney's favorite part about coaching is seeing a student's joy upon getting a new skill for the first time. She loves the sport for how it helps children grow both as people and as athletes.

Bethaney is the Program Director for Recreational Gymnastics at Crystal Coast Gymnastics.   She brings tremendous enthusiasm and energy to the program and we are thrilled to have her as a part of our team!

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      Team Head Coach

      Coach Steve Willard brings over 35 years of coaching experience to Crystal Coast Gymnastics.  As a four-time NCAA All American during his college gymnastics career competing for Ohio State and Louisiana State University, Mr. Steve is an accomplished gymnast in his own right.
      Mr. Steve has extensive coaching experience in both Women's Artistic Gymnastics and Men's Artistic Gymnastics.  He has coached gymnasts from the developmental levels through college and elite.  He was an Assistant Coach at LSU for the Men's Gymnastics Team and worked as an Assistant Coach for the Women's Gymnastics Team at University of Pittsburg.  Steve's coaching career even took him to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a time where he coached men's gymnastics for the Royal Saudi Air Force.
      Steve has worked at a number of gymnastics clubs in both Virginia and Ohio and has instructed camps through USAIGC throughout the country from Seattle to the East Coast.
      Coach Steve originally hails from Virginia, and recently returned to the East Coast to be closer to his parents.  We were lucky enough to hire him here at Crystal Coast Gymnastics in 2014.  As our Team Head Coach, Mr. Steve is a leader in the gym, sharing his knowledge and experience freely.  He is a favorite with our younger gymnasts and is best known for his sense of humor and his "magic boo-boo powder."
      Coach Steve is a USA Gymnastics Professional Member, a USA Gymnastics Instructor and holds current USA Gymnastics Safety Certification.